The Ghana Police Service in Bekwai has rearrested some suspected Chinese galamsey operators just days after they were released on bail for the being involved in illegal mining in the country.
According to reports, the five Chinese nationals were earlier arrested by the National Anti-Galamsey Taskforce at Abodom in the Bekwai District.
They were, however, granted bail on September 6, 2017 pending investigations.
The names of the suspects as provided by the taskforce are Huang Shang Gao, 54; Huang Yang Gang, 36; Lin Gang Sheng, 48; Lu Yan Shan and Yan Shao Gao, 35.
MyJoyOnline.com reports state that the same five Chinese galamseyers were arrested in the same place by policemen from the Bekwai Divisional Command and the taskforce during an operation in the Abodom area.
It said the taskforce seized quantities of freshly washed sand substances suspected to contain gold, 50 BB cartridges and some solid materials suspected to be gold.
The source said a certified gold merchant later confirmed the solid metallic substance to be pure gold which weighed 45.65 grammes.
The suspects and the seized items have been handed over to the Bekwai Divisional Police Command for further investigations and prosecution.
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